Research and analysis

The ecology and conservation of the southern damselfly in Britain

This report presents the results of a PhD study on the ecology and conservation of the Southern Damselfly.


The Ecology and Conservation of the Southern Damselfly (Coenagrion mercuriale - Charpentier) in Britain

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The life cycle and development of this species were investigated as well as reproduction, mortality and dispersal of the mature adult stage. Large-scale habitat use (across sites) and small-scale habitat use (within a site by adults and larvae) were examined. In light of these results, this report recommends management (and monitoring) regimes for the Southern Damselfly in Britain.

Published 1 January 2002